Note: Read “Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women ” to learn about another Black Champion! Shh! Don’t tell a narcissist because if you do they will downplay you by saying something mean like “We are all awarded champions here. You know what I mean.” [Quote] As a resident of South Los Angeles, a black community under siege in the War on Drugs, it was but a matter of time before Susan was arrested. She cycled in and out of prison for over 15 years; never was she offered therapy or treatment for addiction. On her own, she eventually found a private drug rehabilitation facility. [End Quote] I am placing this in the note simply because this book talks about the drug cycle and how inmates are abused by it.
North America as a whole has criminal attitude towards the women regardless of their colour, ethnicity, and all the other etceteras. What kind of women can endure so much abuse and then be shown as champions or be willing to share personal details on the TV? I hate it when they underestimate women. I once saved three women from severe abuse while I was studying and struggling for a stable career. Was that easy?
I am finding this very troubling.
1) U.S. allows girls as young as 12 to get married.
2) U.S. mostly picks up African-American pregnant women to be imprisoned if they are using drugs.
3) We all know that imprisonment can easily lead to more drug abuse since the prisoners are forced to purchase drugs to substitute for prescription drugs that were given to them while they were jailed. This is because they usually aren’t given sufficient money after release.
What is the message here? Do you think that women who are trying sex for the first time or girls who are only 12 years old at the time of marriage would know how to handle their first pregnancy?
What exactly is the message here?
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